â€œBoth parties have equally participated in abandoning the limited role of the federal government,â€ says Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). Coburnâ€™s new book, The Debt Bomb: A Bold Plan to Stop Washington from Bankrupting Our Economy, argues that Republicans and Democrats together have brought the U.S. to the brink of fiscal calamity. Reason.com Editor in Chief Nick Gillespie sat down with Coburn in July to discuss wasteful spending, entitlement reform, the need for free market health care, and whether heâ€™s losing faith in the governmentâ€™s ability to enforce values.
Simply put: Republicans agree not to vote on a replacement for Ginsburg until January; Democrats agree not to pack the Court.
2016: Fill it. 2020: Don't fill it.